Montclair Athletics: MHS continues to send athletes to top colleges

by Andrew Garda garda@montclairlocal.news People often praise student-athletes for their athletic prowess, but for Montclair High School’s athletic department, the focus is very much on the student part of the equation. MHS prides itself on helping students...

Some fireworks legalized for sale in New Jersey

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news This summer, area celebrants can legally buy fireworks in New Jersey, but don’t get too excited. Rather than giving off the big bang you would expect, you get more of a sparkle,...

Photos: Montclair July 4 Parade

  Montclair's July 4, 150th-themed parade began at 11 a.m. and traveled along a 1.6-mile route on Bloomfield Avenue, Midland Avenue, Watchung Avenue and Valley Road ending at Edgemont Park, where a town picnic awaited...

Montclair pools open up for free Monday during heat wave

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Hundreds of residents took advantage of Montclair’s free pool day on Monday in order to get relief from the heat wave that hit early in the week. Temperatures climbed to 96 degrees,...

Montclair 150: Another Saturday night in Montclair

Since its founding, Montclair has enjoyed the arts on a Saturday night.

MONTCLAIR 150: Neighbors, then and now

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair Local A peek into Montclair’s past provides insight into people who put the township on the map from the late 1800s through the mid-20th century. Working class and professional individuals included...
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MONTCLAIR 150: Second life for Montclair gems

By Frank Gerard Godlewski for Montclair Local Montclair is a triumphal legacy of architecture and design, fittingly called in 1922, “the finest suburban town in the United States… the splendid mountainside, which has inspired the architect...

Montclair 150: How Montclair’s athletic fields got their names

by Andrew Garda garda@montclairlocal.news Sports in Montclair has a storied history, and the various surfaces are no exception. However, while the exploits on the field have often been well covered each week in the newspaper, how...
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MONTCLAIR 150: The story of one of Montclair’s earliest homes

  By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news A small, nondescript clapboard home with an extraordinary history has stood at 369 Claremont Ave. since around 1780. Built by William Crane, it may have been one of the first homes,...
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MONTCLAIR 150: YMCA, YWCA founded by prominent black leaders

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Montclair’s Young Men’s Christian Association and Young Women’s Christian Association were both founded by leaders in the African American community to foster character, physical health and intellect. In the early 1900s,...